Sion-les-Mines

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Sion-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Sion-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Sion-les-Mines is located in France
Sion-les-Mines
Sion-les-Mines
Coordinates: 47°44′09″N 1°35′26″W / 47.7358°N 1.5906°W / 47.7358; -1.5906Coordinates: 47°44′09″N 1°35′26″W / 47.7358°N 1.5906°W / 47.7358; -1.5906
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant
Canton Derval
Intercommunality secteur de Derval
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph David
Area
 • Land1 54.71 km2 (21.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,511
 • Population2 density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44197 / 44590
Elevation 17–88 m (56–289 ft)
Website http://www.mairie-sionlesmines.fr/

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sion-les-Mines is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Geography[edit]

The river Chère flows westward through the commune.

References in popular culture[edit]

It has been mistakenly believed to have been the inspiration for the name of the association Priory of Sion, that was actually named after the mountain Montagne-de-Sion near Annemasse. A photograph of Jean-Luc Chaumeil pointing to a roadsign name of Sion-les-Mines in one of his books has been misinterpreted.

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